Climate change in the circum-North Atlantic region during the last deglaciation

Jonathan T. Overpeck, Larry C. Peterson, Nilva Kipp, John Imbrie, David Rind

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Abstract

A survey of new and published palaeoclimate data indicates that both the high- and low-latitude North Atlantic regions were characterized by at least three synchronous periods of abrupt climate change during the last glacial-to-interglacial transi-tion. Climate model results suggest that changes in the melting history of the Laurentide Ice Sheet may explain much of this nonlinear response of the climate system to astronomical (Milankovitch) forcing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-557
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume338
Issue number6216
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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